Under limited direction of the GIS Manager, provides technical expertise for modeling, analysis, web publishing, and geo-processing to support a comprehensive Geographic Information System for the City of West Palm Beach. Work involves data conversions, cartography (map production), cartographic design, data loading & conversion, monitoring database for consistency and QA/QC, solution deployment, web services configuration and support, design, and implementation. The GIS Analyst must demonstrate a strong commitment to exceptional customer service while providing high quality deliverables on time. The GIS Analyst is responsible for geospatial data management, analysis, and visualization, including dashboards, web maps, and web app configuration, data transformations and performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Which are not in any hierarchical order)
Depending on qualifications the starting salary for this position will be in the range of (Pay Grade 62):
Minimum Range Midpoint Range
Bachelor’s degree with a major in Geographic Information Systems, Computer Science, Geosciences, Geography, or related field (education will be verified using the "Education Requirements" listed below) and three (3) years of experience in performing GIS analysis related activities is required, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Must be proficient with ESRI ArcGIS suite of applications and extensions, database management (including geodatabase), and Microsoft Office applications.
GIS Certificate from an accredited institution and/or Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certificate is preferred.
A current and valid Florida driver’s license is required. For application purposes, a valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license within thirty (30) days from date of employment.
Education Requirements: To be considered valid (or verified) for position qualification purposes, and consistent with City Hiring Policy 4-5, a High School, GED or equivalent diploma, and all higher education degrees or certifications must have been issued by:
a) a public education institution in the State of Florida or any State or Territory of the United States; or
b) an institution accredited by an accrediting organization that is recognized by the Florida Department of Education or the U.S. Department of Education; or
c) an institution that is accredited by an organization that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA); or
d) an institution whose degree or certification is accepted by institutions identified in either a), b), or c), above, for the purpose of admission to institutions identified in either a), b), or c) above.
International degrees will be evaluated to determine if they satisfy qualification requirements.
The selection process for this position may consist of any, all or a combination of the following tests: evaluation of training and experience, written examination, structured oral interview or other assessment method.
State of Emergency: When normal operations of City departments are suspended or interrupted due to a declaration by the Mayor that a state of emergency exists, all employees will be deemed critical by the City. For the preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail, employees deemed necessary shall be required to work. Employees deemed critical by the City but not needed for the initial preparation and/or continuation of emergency operations or for special work detail may be directed not to report to work, and given paid administrative leave or they may be reassigned to another location that best meet the needs of the City.
The City of West Palm Beach allows remote work assignments for certain job classifications and under certain conditions in accordance with Remote Work Policy 4-20.
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